Moto2: Lucky Win Number Seven for Acosta

It was lucky race win number seven for Pedro Acosta in Mandalika as he stood on the top step once again. He was joined by polesitter Aron Canet and Fermin Aldeguer on the podium. Tony Arbolino, who is second in the championship, finished this race in sixth place.

Acosta got a brilliant start from the head of the second row and was up to second place before the first corner. At turn one, he was able to get past Canet and take the lead of the race.

Towards the back of the pack, there was an incident involving Alonso Lopez and Alberto Surrra. The Spanish rider was able to rejoin the pack but was unable to make up any places.

Canet and Acosta continued to trade the lead until the middle of the second lap when the Red Bull KTM Ajo rider was able to settle into the lead and started to increase the gap to the rest of the field.

Manuel Gonzalez was sat in behind the battling front pair with the harder tyres strapped to his Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 bike. He knew that his tyres would improve towards the end of the race and with the riders in front of him battling for the lead, he was hoping they would continue to lose grip on their softer option tyres.

Further down the field, Arbolino had made his way into fourth place and set the fastest lap on the second lap.

Also on the second lap, Filip Salac and Ai Ogura made contact and this meant that Salac went down at turn 17. Ogura was given a long-lap penalty because of this.

Aldeguer continued his rise up the field by getting past Somkiat Chantra for fifth place on lap three, then two laps later squeezed past Gonzalez for fourth.

Jeremy Alcoba received a double-long lap penalty for irresponsible riding.

On lap seven, Japanese rider Kohta Nozane crashed at turn 16.

Aldeguer and Gonzalez got past Arbolino for third place on lap six but on the following lap, the Italian rider was able to make up one spot before running wide. This allowed Gonzalez to make his way back through.

Zonta van der Goorbergh crashed out of eleventh place on lap ten at turn sixteen and was unable to rejoin.

Arbolino and Dixon had a good battle during the fourteenth lap trading fifth place until Dixon ran wide at turn sixteen and rejoined just in front of Chantra.

By lap 16 Acosta had brought out his lead to two seconds ahead of Canet.

On the penultimate lap, Arbolino made a mistake, and this allowed Dixon to get past him.

Over the finish line it was Acosta, Canet and Aldeguer who stood on the podium. Dixon passed Gonzalez at the final corner for fourth place. Arbolino crossed the line ahead of Chantra, Sergio Garcia, Joe Roberts and Sam Lowes rounded out the top ten.

Feature Image Credit: Pedro Acosta (@37_pedroacosta) on X

1 Pedro Acosta SPA Red Bull KTM Ajo (Kalex) 34m 51.641s
2 Aron Canet SPA Pons Wegow Los40 (Kalex) 34m 53.685s
3 Fermín Aldeguer SPA Beta Tools SpeedUp (Boscoscuro) 34m 56.357s
4 Jake Dixon GBR Inde GASGAS Aspar Team (Kalex) 35m 0.723s
5 Manuel Gonzalez SPA Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 (Kalex) 35m 0.950s
6 Tony Arbolino ITA Elf Marc VDS Racing Team (Kalex) 35m 3.362s
7 Somkiat Chantra THA IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia (Kalex) 35m 4.822s
8 Sergio Garcia SPA Pons Wegow Los40 (Kalex) 35m 6.736s
9 Joe Roberts USA Italtrans Racing Team (Kalex) 35m 9.937s
10 Sam Lowes GBR Elf Marc VDS Racing Team (Kalex) 35m 10.806s
11 Dennis Foggia ITA Italtrans Racing Team (Kalex) 35m 11.230s
12 Bo Bendsneyder NED Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team (Kalex) 35m 11.494s
13 Darryn Binder RSA Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP (Kalex) 35m 11.627s
14 Taiga Hada JPN Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team (Kalex) 35m 13.545s
15 Albert Arenas SPA Red Bull KTM Ajo (Kalex) 35m 14.673s
16 Marcos Ramirez SPA OnlyFans American Racing (Kalex) 35m 18.770s
17 Ai Ogura JPN IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia (Kalex) 35m 20.916s
18 Alex Escrig SPA Forward Team (Forward) 35m 23.218s
19 Rory Skinner GBR OnlyFans American Racing (Kalex) 35m 24.510s
20 Jeremy Alcoba SPA QJMOTOR Gresini Moto2 (Kalex) 35m 26.254s
21 Izan Guevara SPA Inde GASGAS Aspar Team (Kalex) 35m 28.498s
22 Lukas Tulovic GER Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP (Kalex) 35m 34.189s
23 Lorenzo Baldassarri ITA Fantic Racing (Kalex) 35m 36.287s
24 Mattia Casadei ITA Fantic Racing (Kalex) 35m 42.547s
25 Alonso Lopez SPA Beta Tools SpeedUp (Boscoscuro) +1 lap
  Barry Baltus BEL Fieten Olie Racing GP (Kalex) DNF
  Zonta Vd Goorbergh NED Fieten Olie Racing GP (Kalex) DNF
  Kohta Nozane JPN Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 (Kalex) DNF
  Filip Salac CZE QJMOTOR Gresini Moto2 (Kalex) DNF
  Alberto Surra ITA Forward Team (Forward) DNF



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